Activating philanthropy to shape a world where all people can flourish.*
*borrowed from Audre Lorde
NCG embraces philanthropy's role in ensuring equity in our institutions, culture, and society. Exclusionary policies and systematic discrimination have restricted access to resources and power. We are committed to creating access and opportunities that address structural inequities and support social movements.
We partner with members and organizations to address racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, classism, and we pull together business, government, nonprofits, and our community to advance social justice. Examples include:
- Racial Equity Action Institute
- Equity and social justice programming and
- California Criminal Justice Funders Group
- Racial equity trainings
Defining our Terms
Equity. Equal access to opportunity, institutions, and resources by all people to enable them to participate, prosper, and thrive.
Social Justice. Systematic fair treatment by and within governmental, social, cultural, and community institutions that ensure equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.